Alan Rickman, Hollywood actor, and former graphic design student. Let us introduce you, thanks to the RCA journal ARK, to these exclusively released images of two issues of the RCA journal Ark (now called ARC) on which he worked. They’ve come to light again after Michael Crowe unknowingly selected one of Rickman’s issues to use as the basis for a fundraising poster.
The man who wanted to cut Robin Hood’s heart out with a spoon was a post graduate graphic design student at the RCA in the late 1960s and worked on issues #45 and #46 (1969 and 1970) of the journal as the copy editor. He also wrote articles in each one – an interview with Jim Haynes and a piece called Child’s Play where he spent a day as a supervisor in a children’s play park.
The magazine ended shortly after Rickman left, but a new Kickstarter Project is bringing the whole thing back to life. Click on the pic to see more details.